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Introduction (Part 2): The Veil, the Vault and the Avenue

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“The museum’s ‘veil’ lifts at its corners, welcoming visitors in.”[i]
– Elizabeth Diller, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, architects, The Broad

Conceptual Rendering of the “Veil and the Vault” by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Conceptual Rendering of the “Veil and the Vault” by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The new, $100 million museum will be called The Broad, after its founder, local philanthropist Eli Broad.  The sure-to-be-iconic building houses 50,000 square feet of exhibition and storage space for the Broad collections, and is designed by world-renowned architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro.  It will be located on Grand Avenue in downtown, and will sit directly across from both Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  It is a testament to Broad’s generosity and also to his ability to negotiate a public-private project. Read the rest of this entry »

Museum Blitz.

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Today is International Museum Day.  Since I find myself recently graduated, and with not very much too do this week I’ve decided to make this week Museum Week.  Why just one day, when I can have a whole week.  Look for a barrage of posts in the coming days.  I’ve already visited some museums in Pasadena, and a certain County Museum.  Next up are the Gettys and maybe a visit to the UCLA museums.  It’s going to be a full-on museum blitzkrieg.

– H.I

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May 19, 2010 at 12:57 AM

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